AITKIN - Lesley M. Ferguson, age 100, of Aitkin, formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at the Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn.
She was born May 6, 1910, at Aitkin, Minn., the daughter of Isaac and Ethel (Oppelt) Cummings. She grew up in Aitkin and graduated from the Aitkin High School. She then attended teachers Normal School. She taught in country schools in the Aitkin area. She married Fred Ferguson on Jan. 28, 1937, at Brainerd, Minn. They made their home in Brainerd since that time.
She is survived by two daughters, Rochelle Bertram, of Aitkin, Kay Ferguson, of Mounds View, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Fred Bertram, Lesley Young, Rozalyn Gill, Andrew Bertram, Allan Ferguson, Greg Ferguson, Valerie Wise, Matthew Pfaffendorf; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Fred; and four brothers.
A memorial mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. from St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Interment will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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